[Editor: This song, sung by Jim Kokotis, is an Australian adaptation of Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen”.]
This song, with music by Jim Kokotis, is an adaptation of “For the Fallen” by the English poet Laurence Binyon (1869-1943); a section of that poem is used as “The Ode of Remembrance”, which is commonly performed at ceremonies on Anzac Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November). Mr. Kokotis has added a chorus, and Australianised the work by replacing the word “England” with “Australia” in two places (the original version includes the lines “England mourns for her dead across the sea” and “They sleep beyond England’s foam”; see the video at 0.16 and 2.26 minutes).
Jim Kokotis, YouTube channel
Jim Kokotis (official website)
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